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« on: August 11, 2013 01:01:46 AM »

Craftster to me means: innovation, viewing everything as a potential craftable item and giving everything a second chance!
 

A few years ago I posted a t-shirt that I printed using cassette tapes and have contemplated giving this technique a second try, but it always fell to the wayside, until now.

I have always loved the look of scissors and craft tools, especially in silhouette and I wanted a go at printing something more challenging than a t-shirt, . so this dress was born:




The design wraps completely around the skirt and this was the first time I'd attempted something like this!



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And the tools! I used al of them with the exception of the hammer and the smaller pair of pliers. With all of the objects I applied fabric paint directly to them with a brush, then stamped them onto the fabric. I placed a towel under the dress to give a bit of cushion and allow the fabric to pick up a lot of the detail as most of them are not completely flat.


The small 'fiddly' items like the pencil, safety pin and buttons I stuck to acrylic stamping blocks with double sided tape to make the easier to handle and keep the print clean.

Overall I'm really proud of this, I wore it out yesterday and got some nice compliments,

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013 01:54:43 AM »

Fantastic! I love the scirrors at the neckline  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013 02:39:59 AM »

That is one brilliant pattern- I love that you really have to take a closer look, because on first sight it looks like beautiful wavy lines  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013 08:10:54 AM »

Oh my word!  I love the juxtaposition of the pliers and the scissors!  Beautiful work!
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013 01:21:57 PM »

This is awesome, I LOVE it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013 01:49:24 PM »

This is so awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013 08:48:45 AM »

Ahh! I totally love this!! What an awesome idea!
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013 03:33:08 PM »

Oh, wow! I think this is fabulous!
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013 06:20:38 PM »

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the concept of using the tools themselves as stamps.
And I really like the pattern you created  Smiley
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